Research Engineers and Scientists for Drug Delivery

Hillerød, Denmark
5. februar 2019
3. marts 2019
Novo Nordisk Devices is searching for research engineers and scientists to drive the discovery and development of novel medical devices to better treat a broad range of chronic diseases that currently rely on injection-based therapies. The combined world-wide population in scope counts hundreds of millions of patients within Novo Nordisk's core therapeutic areas of Diabetes, Obesity, Haemophilia, Growth Disorders and other serious chronic diseases.

The scientists will drive concept development with key focus on design, prototyping incl. biomaterials fabrication, and evaluation of novel device concepts.

About the department

You will be part of team looking into new delivery forms in Device R&D.

A core focus for the positions will be to develop drug delivery technologies that can alleviate the need for frequent injections for patients within Novo Nordisk's core therapy areas. Examples of technologies in scope include oral devices, implants and patches.

You will work with enthusiastic and ambitious professionals with a diverse mix of competencies spanning across multiple natural sciences and engineering disciplines. We work together with both industry and academic partners as well as with several areas of Novo Nordisk Drug R&D, such as formulation science, pharmacology, non-clinical development, and more. The scope of our activities spans from early technology discovery to device development for phase 1 clinical trials.

The position

We are looking for both experienced professionals as well as early talents to join our team. The responsibilities within the position include driving concept development through prototype design, biomaterials fabrication and synthesis, and evaluations. Furthermore, responsibilities include designing and conducting experiments to support concept development and acting as subject matter expert on behalf of Device R&D in the collaboration with stakeholders from Drug R&D. Additionally, you will be collaborating with external R&D partners from both industry and academia on the development of device concepts. It's also an important aspect of the position to follow the latest technological developments in both industry and academia and support technology scouting activities on evaluation of external technologies.


You hold an MSc or PhD degree within Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Chemistry or related Natural Science field. Furthermore, you have experience with early stage concept development, fabrication, synthesis and characterisation of biomaterials.

In addition, you have an aptitude for solving complex problems and finding solutions through both analytic approach and through learning through experimentation. You also have a collaborative mind-set combined with the ability to define own tasks and deliver independently. Proficiency in both oral and written English is a must.

Additional, preferred qualifications:
  • Medical device development experience
  • Experience from drug research.
  • Experience working in cross functional projects.
  • Experience with translating academic research into product development in industry.

Working for Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a global company headquartered in Greater Copenhagen area in Denmark. The department is part of Novo Nordisk Device R&D, with employees passionate about bringing the best solutions to the more than 25 mio patients currently treated by NN products. Device R&D is also located in Greater Copenhagen area in Denmark.

Novo Nordisk is ranked top science employer the past years by Science Magazine and Copenhagen is a popular city to live in.


For further information, please contact Kristian Kolind at +45 30794374.


Deadline for applications is March 1 2019.

Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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